The Dragon’s Sanctuary, Halong Bay

Gateway to a Secret Valley

This Urban Mixed Use hospitality design project forms the heart, and gateway to the resort of Halong Star in Northern Vietnam. Although contemporary in architectural design the layout reflects the principals of urban planning seen in nearby Hanoi. The scale and proportion of both traditional and colonial Vietnamese architecture was studied to make the sense of place intrinsically Vietnamese. The animated central square includes restaurants, cafes and shops. Apartments are laid out in courtyard neighbourhoods. A large indoor Vietnamese Craft Fair forms a central attraction for resort guests.

project designed while with WATG

Location Halong City, Halong Bay, Vietnam

PDF Download